Westside Elementary in Isle of Wight closing Tuesday for AC issues

Image Credit: Westside Elementary School/Facebook
Image Credit: Westside Elementary School/Facebook

ISLE OF WIGHT, Va. (WAVY) — Westside Elementary School in Isle of Wight County is closing Tuesday because the school’s AC system has failed.

Marsha Cale, principal of Westside Elementary School, sent a message to parents Monday, informing them of the closure. Here’s the full statement:

“This is Marsha Cale, principal of Westside Elementary School, calling to inform you that the cooling water tower motor for our air conditioning system has failed, causing the building to be without air conditioning. As a result of tomorrow’s forecast for extreme humidity, Westside Elementary will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20. We are taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure students’ safety and comfort throughout today. Emergency procurement is being utilized to overnight the necessary part and have repairs completed tomorrow. We will resume normal operations on Wednesday. If you are concerned about the heat today, you may pick your child up early from school this afternoon. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.”

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